Anderson Named To U.S. Open Water National Team

June 8, 2010

USC's Haley Anderson, an All-American as a freshman in 2010, will represent the United States at the 2010 FINA World Open Water Swimming Championships, July 15-23, in Roberval, Quebec, Canada.

Anderson, already a member of the U.S. National swimming team in the 800m and 1500m free, earned her way onto the Open Water team after finishing sixth in the 10K at the recently completed 2010 USA Swimming Open Water National Championships.

Anderson had a strong freshman season in 2010, earning All-American honors with a fourth-place finish in the 1650y free at the NCAA Championships as well as part of USC's seventh-place 800y free relay.

At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, Anderson won a conference title in the 1650y free and was part of USC's first-place 800y free relay and was second in the 500y free.

Anderson competed at the 2009 World Championships in the 800m and 1500m free.

The event in Roberval will look to host up to 40 countries and as many as 150 swimmers. The swimmers will compete for the 'World Champion' title in the 5K, 10K and 25K open water race. Each race takes place over a 2.5k closed-circuit loop near shore with two feeding pontoons installed over the length of the course.

For more information on the 2010 Open Water World Championships, visit the host website here.